The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 112 118 120
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 20 6 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.03% 0.34% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.36% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 13
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,250 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £63,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
Solutions Architect
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1800 1669 2064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.93% 94.88% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1578 1357 1757
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cheshire region.

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow - 5 £49,000 - 1
Crewe - 3 £50,000 -
Warrington 0 2 £58,750 +30.55%
Macclesfield -1 1 £70,000 -
Knutsford - 1 £52,500 -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 26 (52.00%) Java
1 26 (52.00%) Finance
2 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (38.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (36.00%) J2EE
5 15 (30.00%) .NET
5 15 (30.00%) Mainframe
6 14 (28.00%) CICS
6 14 (28.00%) DB2
6 14 (28.00%) UML
6 14 (28.00%) Risk Analysis
6 14 (28.00%) Waterfall
6 14 (28.00%) Banking
7 13 (26.00%) COBOL
8 8 (16.00%) Mentoring
9 6 (12.00%) Coaching
9 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (12.00%) Internet
9 6 (12.00%) WAN
9 6 (12.00%) OO
9 6 (12.00%) SaaS
9 6 (12.00%) Load Balancing
10 5 (10.00%) Degree
10 5 (10.00%) QA
10 5 (10.00%) CMDB
10 5 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (10.00%) SOA
10 5 (10.00%) LAN
10 5 (10.00%) Firewall
10 5 (10.00%) JDBC

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (28.00%) CICS
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.00%) JBoss
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.00%) Edge Animate
1 1 (2.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) PaaS
2 1 (2.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) WAN
1 6 (12.00%) Internet
2 5 (10.00%) Firewall
2 5 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (2.00%) SSH
3 1 (2.00%) FTP
3 1 (2.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) DB2
2 4 (8.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.00%) MySQL
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (2.00%) Aptana Studio
2 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.00%) Sublime Text
General
1 26 (52.00%) Finance
2 14 (28.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Advertising
4 2 (4.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Billing
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.00%) J2EE
2 15 (30.00%) .NET
3 5 (10.00%) JDBC
4 4 (8.00%) JSP
4 4 (8.00%) SOAP
4 4 (8.00%) XML
4 4 (8.00%) JMS
4 4 (8.00%) JNDI
5 3 (6.00%) WCF
5 3 (6.00%) WPF
6 2 (4.00%) LINQ
6 2 (4.00%) jQuery
6 2 (4.00%) RESTful
6 2 (4.00%) HTML5
6 2 (4.00%) CSS3
6 2 (4.00%) JSON
6 2 (4.00%) Apache Flex
6 2 (4.00%) XSLT
6 2 (4.00%) Middleware
6 2 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (10.00%) CMDB
4 2 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Tandem
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) UNIX
2 2 (4.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (28.00%) UML
3 14 (28.00%) Risk Analysis
3 14 (28.00%) Waterfall
4 8 (16.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (12.00%) Coaching
5 6 (12.00%) Load Balancing
5 6 (12.00%) OO
6 5 (10.00%) SOA
6 5 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (6.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.00%) EAI
7 3 (6.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (4.00%) TOGAF
8 2 (4.00%) CRM
8 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) Java
2 13 (26.00%) COBOL
3 4 (8.00%) C#
3 4 (8.00%) SQL
4 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.00%) Python
5 1 (2.00%) VBA
5 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.00%) VB
5 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Cacti
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
1 1 (2.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) IBM
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) Google
4 1 (2.00%) Pega
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